Lee Unsworth Solotech

Solotech boosts UK live productions team with key appointments

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Solotech has appointed Lee Unsworth as director of UK operations – live productions, working out of the group’s Manchester office.

In this new role, Unsworth will oversee the day-to-day running of the company’s live productions operations at its five warehouse locations in Manchester, Redditch, Hemel Hempstead, London, and Southampton. Unsworth first joined the group as operations manager for the Manchester office in June 2019 before stepping up to the role of general manager.

Unsworth commented: “I’m looking forward to taking on this expanded role. Since becoming part of the Solotech group, we have sought to standardise and integrate our processes across the UK operations and this position is key to delivering on that promise. I look forward to maintaining and extending our hire inventory to meet the demand of our clients, while overseeing our manufacturing operations.”

Bryce Jewell, UK managing director, said: “Since joining the company, Lee has been a key leader in our UK operations. He’s an emphatic manager who has an excellent knowledge of our industry. I am confident he will continue to provide Solotech UK with outstanding service and commitment and will be pivotal in the continued growth of our UK operations.”

Solotech has also revealed that Pete Gale has been promoted to head of UK assets. Gale leads the asset management team responsible for managing rental assets to maximise profitability and efficiency. Together with data from business intelligence, they will help to determine the optimum time for assets to come out of rental inventory and be sold.

Gale has been with the company (which includes Capital Sound) since 2006, first joining as warehouse manager at Capital’s facility in Wimbledon and then moving to the role of resources and logistics manager. Since the acquisition by Solotech, this role has grown to include the UK Group and the asset management team.